A word to the wise! Before submitting anything to an agent, read their submission requirements carefully, and follow them to the letter. I'm not kidding about this. Agents are usually swamped with requests, and that means they will use any excuse to throw your submission into the cyber trash bin. Check your spelling a zillion times. Address your query to them personally and make sure you mention why you chose them.
And one more word - to the not-so-wise. There are a few unscrupulous people out there who claim to be agents, but who are really out to ensnare writers who are desperate to publish. Do NOT under any circumstances pay an "agent" to read your work, or to edit it. Do NOT get sucked into having your work crowdfunded, or placed before "beta readers." DO look agents up on Preditors and Editors, and on AgentQuery. You've worked hard on your book. It deserves good representation.
Good places to find lists of agents and what they want:
Manuscript Wish List
Jonathan Dalar keeps a nice list of agencies located both in the US and the UK. He also includes a lot of specific information about agents and genres that can be quite useful.
Grad Student Freelancers Blog - weekly lists of agents looking for clients and other opportunities.
Agents Seeking Paranormal Romance Writers
This is a list of 26 agents looking for paranormal romance. Links and contact info provided as well as details about track records.Agents Looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
This list of over 130 agents representing sci-fi and fantasy is constantly growing. All of these agents are expanding their client lists.When Not to Contact an Agent: What Writers Should Do During the Dead Month
How to Research an Agent
What Not to Do When Contacting an Agent
Literary Agents: The Writer's Ultimate Ambiguous Relationship
Writers Are from Venus, Agents Are from Mars
Finding an Agent – Look before you leap
Are You Ready to Contact an Agent? Take This Short Quiz and Find Out
Getting an agent: Schmooze or you lose
Becky Thomas has a particular interest in literary and reading group fiction, narrative non-fiction and memoir, and writing on subjects such as popular culture, music, feminism, sport, nature, film and food.
Rachel Mann wants children's books.
Leslie Gardner is interested in a wide range of fiction, from literary to fantasy as well as sci-fi, crime writing and fiction for young adults.
Jodie Hodges wants children's and YA books as well as picture books.
April 2, 2019 - 4 Literary Agents Seeking Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, MG, YA, Nonfiction and more
Jacqueline Lipton is currently seeking submissions for middle grade and young adult, both fiction (all genres) and nonfiction.
Kerstin Wolf is looking for MG, YA, Young Adult, and Romance.
Victoria Loder is interested in historical, mystery, thriller, horror, fantasy, steampunk, magical realism, paranormal fantasy, narrative non-fiction, feminist manifestos, memoir (travel and foodie).
Chad Luibl wants narrative nonfiction with a strong emotional pull from journalists and writers who challenge the status quo. For fiction, he is drawn to novels that are more character or plot-driven, thrillers, speculative and historical fiction, and graphic novels.
March 12, 2019 - 2 New Agents Seeking Science Fiction, Thrillers, Horror, Nonfiction and more
Claire Harris wants psychological and commercial thrillers, serial detective stories, works of fiction inspired by actual crimes, mystery, suspense, cozies, anything involving serial killers, contemporary family dramas and nonfiction.
Anne Tibbets is seeking science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Rebecca Carter is looking for ground-breaking new literary fiction writers, as well as writers of upmarket crime and thrillers, and some children’s and YA authors. In non-fiction, she works mainly in the fields of history, politics, social and cultural commentary, design and technology, the environment and travel, often mixed together with memoir, and with a strong emphasis on quality of writing and storytelling.
Liz Dennis is looking for middle grade and YA which challenge the stereotypes, the mysterious where things are not always as they seem, and where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Zoe Plant is looking for commercial, exciting middle-grade, young adult and adult fiction, including science fiction, fantasy and horror of all types.'
Claudia Young is interested in all types of writing, in particular cooking and food journalism, comedy and travel writing, literary fiction, contemporary as well as historical novels, crime fiction and thrillers.
Matthew Marland is seeking nonfiction, crime, thrillers, historical fiction, literary and commercial fiction.
Heather Cashman is currently seeking submissions for middle grade and young adult. For fiction, she’ll consider all genres and loves a good genre splice. For non-fiction, anything that takes her back to those days in the library when she wanted to learn about someone, something, and somewhere new.
Cecilia Lyra is actively seeking literary and commercial adult fiction that feature diverse, layered characters and unexpected plot twists.
Garrett Alwert is looking for smart, funny, contemporary stories. He enjoys romance and stories that focus on friendship, family, and all the ways those relationships come together. He also likes well paced psychological thrillers as well as stories with unique story structures and timelines.
Will Francis has a particular interest in literary fiction, thrillers, speculative fiction, and genre writers with a literary edge, as well as non-fiction rooted in provocative, challenging ideas.
Therese Coen wants everything.
Jenny Hewson is looking for literary fiction, historical fiction, book club fiction, gothic fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir and writing from academics and experts of all kinds.
Judith Murray loves literary fiction and well-written genre fiction, including thrillers, crime, historical novels and women’s fiction; and literary non-fiction including history, biography, memoirs, cookery and travel writing.
Brenna English-Loeb is specifically looking for works of YA and adult science fiction, fantasy, and suspense, adult literary fiction; and in nonfiction, serious, groundbreaking sociological work.
Karly Caserza specializes in middle grade and young adult genre fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary).
Alexandra Franklin enjoys realistic upmarket and literary fiction. Campus novels, literary thrillers, and coming-of-age novels are of particular interest. On the nonfiction side, she is interested in unusual and offbeat memoir.
Claire Paterson Conrad represents a wide range of subjects and authors, both fiction and non-fiction, literary and commercial.
Joanna Swainson is looking for crime and thrillers, ghost stories, speculative fiction, horror, and narrative nonfiction.
Cara Jones is looking for exciting new voices in fiction, particularly crime and thrillers, and is also interested in thought-provoking narrative non-fiction.
Jessica Errera is looking for commercial women’s fiction with a fresh and fun hook, all genres of YA (especially diverse stories), contemporary romance, mysteries and suspense, the occasional historical fiction, and anything that might be read in a day on the beach.
Kelli Martin is passionate about romance, focusing on contemporary romance and romantic suspense, and is also excited to discover new talent and shape content in commercial women’s fiction, including love stories, romantic comedies, suspense, family dramas, friendship dramas, beach reads, and women-coming-into-their-own stories.
John Butman is looking for big, preferably contrarian, ideas and authors who seek to influence thinking, motivate action, and reveal new truths through analysis, storytelling, research, data, and personal narratives—in business, history, technology, psychology, and politics.
Marlo Berliner is interested in all genres of MG and YA fiction, with particular emphasis on adventure, psychological thriller, suspense, mystery, paranormal, urban fantasy, horror, speculative, and romance. She also wants all genres of Romance, except inspirational, historical and erotic. She is also open to women’s fiction, mystery, thriller, and suspense.
Savannah Brooks is interested in nonfiction, memoir, young adult, and contemporary fiction. In both adult and YA.
Katelyn Uplinger represents Nonfiction (historical and cultural topics); Fantasy & science fiction (and all speculative fiction); Horror; Historical fiction (in all sub-genres); Thriller; Women’s fiction; Romance (especially historical romance).
Hellie Ogden represents fiction, children’s books and non-fiction and enjoys novels with bold storytelling, moving prose and vivid, thought-provoking characters. In non-fiction she is looking for unique personal stories, cookery, lifestyle, and work that has a social following.
Samuel Hodder is looking for a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction.
Lydia Silver is particularly looking for magical middle grade adventures, funny contemporary stories and YA novels with an unusual voice.
Peter Robinson represents both fiction and non-fiction with particular interests in crime, thrillers and historical fiction, together with history and popular science.
Tia Mele is looking for MG and YA.
Justin Brouckaert is seeking literary and speculative fiction.
Timothy Barry represents memoir and fiction.
Kelly Oden is interested in literary and speculative fiction.
Anne Tibbets represents adult science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and horror, with the occasional crossover YA.
Amy Stapp is interested in women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, young adult, and select narrative nonfiction.
Kristin van Ogtrop represents memoir, commercial women’s fiction, biography, lifestyle and big idea books driven by counterintuitive thinking.
Lisa Leshne is most interested in narrative and prescriptive non-fiction, especially on social justice, sports, health, wellness, business, political and parenting topics. She loves memoirs that transport the reader into another person’s head and give a voyeuristic view of someone else’s extraordinary experiences. Lisa also enjoys literary and commercial fiction and some young adult and middle-grade books that take the reader on a journey and are just plain fun to read.
Ryan Eichenwald is looking for Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, and Adventure, set in any time period and for any age group.
Jennifer Grimaldi is building a list of historicals, romance, horror, and YA & adult sci-fi and fantasy.
Weronika Janczuk is looking for: Young adult, fantasy & sci-fi, literary fiction, commercial fiction, women’s fiction. romance, crime, mystery & thrillers, memoir, non-fiction (innovative ideas & research; projects with a potential for social & cultural impact, etc.).
Rhea Lyons is looking for literary/commercial crossover (especially those with a speculative bend), plot-driven commercial fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and romance. She is also interested in narrative nonfiction, health & wellness, pop culture, and true crime-- particularly books that blend history, science, and pop culture. For children's books and young adult, Rhea is especially interested in novels about girls who play sports for the sake of sports, and in nonfiction books that hint at being educational / empowering but are primarily entertaining.
September 6, 2018 - 6 British Agents Seeking Kidlit, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Sci-Fi, Nonfiction, and More
Allison DeFrees of C+W
Kerry Glencorse of Susanna Lea Associates
Mandy Suhr of Miles Stott Children’s Literary Agency
Hayley Steed of The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency
Kate Burke at Northbank Talent Management
Chloe Seager at Northbank Talent Management
Amy Levenson is open to nonfiction, and all fiction genres.
Masha Gunic is only looking to acquire middle grade and young adult novels.
Jim Kelly leans toward biography and history, and also has a passion for crime, both real and imagined.
Annie Bomke is interested in representing a wide variety of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction.
Lauren Scovel is especially interested in fiction and nonfiction involving social justice, political issues, and other timely and underrepresented stories.
Britt Siess is seeking Adult Fiction submissions in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Speculative, Horror, and Thriller genres. She's partial to feminist literature and anything based on a fairytale. In Middle Grade, she's seeking fantasy (does not have to be contemporary) and supernatural elements.
Alice Williams represents children's literature in both fiction and nonfiction.
Elizabeth Resnick is looking for books about food, travel, health & wellness, popular science/psychology, cookbooks, and Big Ideas. In fiction, she appreciates deeply researched historical settings.
Roger Freet is seeking narrative and idea-driven nonfiction in the areas of religion, spirituality, memoir, and cultural issues by leading scholars, pastors, historians, activists and musicians.
Peter Ryan is seeking classic sci-fi, adventure, contemporary stories of life, mysteries, and thrillers.
Johanna Castillo is interested in Upmarket Commercial Fiction. Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Memoir, Inspirational Self-Help, Latinx Fiction and Nonfiction (adult & children), Literature in Translation, Narrative Nonfiction, and Cookbooks.
Julia Kardon is seeking literary and upmarket fiction and memoir, especially with a focus on identity or with an international lens, narrative nonfiction, journalism, and history.
Karyn Fischer is particularly drawn to young adult and middle grade novels.
Tara Gelsomino (One Track Literary Agency) represents romance, women's fiction, mysteries, and young adult.
Matthew Huff (Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency) is interested in novels with a dash of mystery and adventure, whether that be a middle grade/young adult novel, a high concept fantasy saga, or a twisty literary thriller.June 5, 2018 - 2 New Agents Seeking MG, YA fantasy, commercial fiction, humor and more
Lara Lea Allen (Lotts Agency) is seeking all genres of commercial fiction, YA fantasy, and nonfiction.
Emma Sector (Prospect Agency) is interested in picture books and Middle-grade and YA of all types, but especially fantasy adventure, magical realism, and historical fiction.
Leslie Zampetti is interested in middle grade and young adult novels, especially mystery and contemporary. For adult fiction, Leslie is interested in literary mysteries, upmarket romance and women’s fiction, and historical fiction from lesser-known eras and places. For nonfiction, Leslie finds narrative nonfiction that straddles the boundaries between crime, memoir, and literature especially appealing.
Dara Kaye represents nonfiction only.
Léonicka Valcius is seeking under-represented voices in picture books, MG and YA, nonfiction, and adult fiction.
Madison Smartt Bell
Kat Enright (Seymour Agency) is looking for YA of all genres, Adult SFF, Romance of, and select nonfiction.
Leslie Meredith (Mary Evans) is interested in new voices in memoir; in science, psychology, health, nature, and animals; and in spirituality and mind-body-spirit practices.
Jessie Stover (Seymour Agency)
Tina Pohlman (Union Literary)
Leah Middleton (Marjacq - UK)
Stacey Kondla is interested in Young Adult and Middle-Grade fiction and nonfiction.
Sonali Chanchani is looking for speculative YA, upmarket and literary fiction, contemporary women’s fiction, psychological mysteries and thrillers, family sagas, and historical projects with a touch of magical realism, popular psychology, humor, essay collections, and memoirs that speak to larger societal concerns.
Kieryn Ziegler is accepting queries for all genres. In fiction, she especially loves books about exciting new worlds, found families, fantastic female characters, and stories with diverse POVs, and would love to see more LGBTQ+ characters in sci-fi and fantasy.
Elizabeth Rudnick's interests primarily lie with middle-grade and young adult fiction of all types—from realistic fiction to fantasy (with a special soft spot for horse- and dragon-related titles).
Jennie Kendrick is interested in YA and MG fiction, particularly Own Voices works.
Sandra Jordan represents mysteries exclusively.
February 6, 2018 - 2 New Agents Seeking Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Travel Writing and MoreWhitney Ross represents middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction across all genres, with an emphasis on historical, SF & fantasy, romance, and contemporary fiction. She is also open to non-fiction submissions in the areas of design, cooking, and fashion.
Joseph Parsons is looking for Non-fiction – Including literary and creative nonfiction, travel and nature writing, current events, history, biography, long-form journalism and scholarly work written for a general audience; Fiction – Contemporary (post-1945) American literary fiction. Joseph is especially seeking new voices including the work of women, people of color, and others who may have been underrepresented in past years, in particular LGBTQ and immigrant authors. CLOSED TO QUERIES
Natalie Grazian is currently accepting queries for commercial, upmarket, and literary adult fiction. She would love it if you sent her contemporary fantasy.
Julia Livshin (independent agent) is primarily interested in literary fiction and quality commercial fiction, but is also on the lookout for narrative nonfiction, memoir, and children’s literature. She’s particularly excited about cultivating new writers.
Meg Davis (Fletcher & Company) is drawn to novels with a deep sense of place.
Erin McFadden (Fletcher & Company) wants both fiction and nonfiction.
Jordan Hamessley is actively building a list of diverse children’s fiction from picture books through YA and select adult science fiction and horror authors. She is also looking for quirky, non-fiction picture books with a STEM focus.
Eva Scalzo is interested in romance and YA in all categories.
Jennifer Chen Tran (Bradford Literary) is interested in representing literary and commercial fiction. In nonfiction, she loves books that broaden her world view or shed new light on “big ideas.”
Amanda Annis (Trident Media Group) is looking for literary fiction and nonfiction.
Wendi Gu (Janklow & Nesbit) want illustrators, children's literature, and adult literary fiction and nonfiction that speaks to cultural identity negotiation, displacement, and race relations.
Elianna Kan of Regal Hoffmann is particularly interested in Spanish language fiction and nonfiction, and translation in general.
Lynnette Novak of the Seymour Agency is looking for fantasy, thriller, contemporary romance, mystery, and sci-fi in adult fiction. And in YA she wants fantasy, sci-fi, horror, contemporary, thriller, and mystery.
Rachel Horowitz (Bent Agency) specializes in children’s and commercial adult fiction.
Jennifer Haskin (The Corvisiero Agency) is seeking young adult literature, fantasy, science fiction, and dystopian fiction.
Lexi Wangler (Massie & McQuilkin) is primarily looking for literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, crime fiction, cultural criticism, narrative nonfiction, essay collections, memoir and young adult fiction.
Adrienne Rosado of Stonesong is seeking adult and children’s fiction, as well as select non-fiction in the areas of pop-science, business, and the occasional quirky history.Riddhi Parekh of Laura Dail Agency is interested in young adult and middle-grade fiction, picture books, kids non-fiction; open to considering adult commercial fiction. NO LONGER LISTED ON THE AGENCY'S WEBSITEKimberly Jago of Jago Ciro Entertainment prefers books with strong voices, rich landscapes, and an air of the mysterious and fantastic geared towards young adults.
Health Jackson Literary Agency
Cullen Stanley International
Luba Ostashevsky (Ayesha Pande Literary) is interested in nonfiction projects that can instill in readers a sense of wonder about the world as well as those that highlight individuals or problems that we seldom see, or projects that transport us in time or place, or provide distance on the familiar.
Rica Allannic (David Black Agency) is interested in cooking, narrative nonfiction, popular culture, history, and memoir projects, as well as in helping authors from diverse backgrounds tell stories that are important to them.
Ann Leslie Tuttle (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret) is actively seeking all kinds of romance from contemporaries, historicals, and romantic suspense to paranormals and inspirationals.
Julie Tibbott NO LONGER AN AGENT
Ali Herring (Spencerhill) is interested in commercial YA and MG (esp. sci-fi, fantasy and adventure), romance, southern women’s fiction, and Christian/inspirational fiction.
Meg LaTorre-Snyder (Corvisiero Literary) is interested in representing Fantasy, Historical fiction, Romance (with magical elements), Space opera, Steam punk and Thrillers (with magical elements).
Lucinda Karter (Jennifer Lyons Agency) is seeking a range of fiction—adult, young adult, and children’s; history, biography, memoir, and food; finance and economics; and novelty books.
Hilary Harwell (KT Literary) is looking for middle grade and young adult fiction.Julie Dinneen (D4EO) is interested in literary fiction, commercial fiction, women’s fiction, romance, and select memoir.Shaheen Qureshi (Capital Talent Agency) wants literary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on historical fiction and narrative nonfiction, as well as memoirs, cookbooks, and graphic novels.
Connor Eck (Lucinda Literary) is actively looking for middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction, as well as nonfiction.Carolyn Savarese (Kneerim & Williams) is interested in health, food, arts, culture, lifestyle and design.
Greta Moran (The Beth Vesel Literary Agency) is looking for literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.
Samantha Wekstein (Writers House) is interested in YA fiction, as well as historical, romance, women’s fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi.
Lauren Bieker (Fineprint) is looking for commercial and upmarket women’s fiction.
John Bowers (Bent Agency) is looking for literary fiction and serious nonfiction.
Jocquelle S. Caiby (Serendipity) specializes in fiction for young adults and adults.
Katelyn Hales (Robin Straus Agency) in interested in literary fiction, speculative fiction, and nonfiction.
Larissa Helena (Pippin Properties) wants picture books, MG, and YA books.
May 16, 2017 - 3 New Agents Seeking Writers NOW
Blair Wilson (Park Literary & Media) is actively looking for middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as MG, YA, and adult nonfiction. In nonfiction, Blair is interested in narrative nonfiction, crafting/instructional, true crime, pop culture, lifestyle, sexuality & identity, design, and STEM topics.
Joanna MacKenzie (Nelson Literary) is seeking literary-leaning projects with commercial potential, thrillers, mysteries, women's fiction, and YA coming of age stories.
Sarah Bedingfield (Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary Agency) is interested in most types of literary and upmarket commercial fiction.May 9, 2017 - 2 New Agents Seeking Clients - sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, nonfiction and more
Gabrielle Piraino (DeFiore) is seeking nonfiction as well as sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, and up-market chick lit for adults. She is also interested in children's books.
Quressa Robinson (D4EO Literary) is looking for women’s fiction from #ownvoices authors, as well as a wide range of fiction and nonfiction.April 20, 2017 - 12 Agents Representing Short Story Collections
April 13, 2017 - 3 New Agents Actively Seeking Writers
Damian McNicholl (Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency) is seeking fiction and nonfiction, including memoirs.April 11, 2017 - New Agents Actively Seeking Clients
Kortney Price (Holloway Literary) is looking for middle grade, young adult, and new adult fiction.
Kaitlyn Johnson (Corvisiero Literary Agency) is interested in young adult, new adult, and adult fiction, especially fantasy.
Laura Crockett (TriadaUS) is interested in YA and adult fiction.
Claire Roberts (Trident Media Group) is looking for all types of fiction as well as narrative nonfiction.March 23, 2017 - 2 New Agents Actively Seeking Clients
Natascha Morris (Bookends) is seeking picture books, middle grade and young adult manuscripts across most genres, including contemporary, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, historical fiction, and narrative non-fiction.
Justin Wells (Corvisiero Literary) is looking to represent middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult novels.
March 9, 2017 - 8 Established Literary Agents Actively Seeking Clients
Danielle Smith of Lupine Grove Creative NO LONGER AN AGENT
Lorin Oberweger of Adams Literary
Victoria Marini of Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Linda Kasten of Loiacono Literary Agency
Chris Wellbelove of Aitken Alexander Associates
Kathleen Schmidt of Empire Literary
Monika Woods of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Pamela Malpas of Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
March 3, 2017 - 2 New Literary Agents Actively Seeking Writers
Amanda Ayers Barnett (Donaghy Literary) is interested in mystery/thrillers and middle-grade, young adult, new adult and women’s fiction, coming of age novels and precocious main characters.
Michael Caligaris (Holloway Literary) is looking for literary fiction, autobiographical fiction, short story collections or connected stories as a novel, LGBTQ lit, novels that are set in the Midwest or could be considered Americana, crime fiction, mystery/noir, dystopian fiction, civil unrest/political uprising/war novels, memoir, New Journalism and/or long-form journalism, essay collections, satirical/humor writing, and environmental writing.
February 9, 2017 - 75 Agents Seeking Muslim Writers
February 7, 2017 - 6 Established Literary Agents Actively Looking for Clients
Melissa L. Edwards of StonesongJanuary 19, 2017 - 7 Literary Agents Seeking Women’s Fiction NOW
Sara Crowe of Pippin Properties
Margaret Bail of Fuse Literary
Cathryn Summerhayes of Curtis Brown
Peter Knapp of Park Literary & Media
JL Stermer of New Leaf Literary & Media
Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary + Media)
Katie Grimm (Don Congdon Associates)
Tamar Rydzinski (Laura Dail Literary Agency)
Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency LLC)
Sarah Phair (Trident Media Group)
Bibi Lewis (Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency)
Quressa Robinson (D4EO Literary Agency)
January 17, 2017 - 3 New Literary Agents Seeking Clients NOW
Ed Maxwell (Sanford J. Greenburger Associates) is seeking expert and narrative nonfiction authors, novelists and graphic novelists, and children’s book authors and illustrators.
Aimee Ashcraft (Brower Literary) is interested in literary and upmarket fiction, historical and women’s fiction, and young adult fiction (all genres).
Shana Kelly (Einstein Literary) is looking for novels with great writing and surprising plots; her favorite books fall between commercial and literary. She has a soft spot for well written thrillers and psychological suspense.
Molly O'Neill (Root Literary) is most actively seeking young adult and middle-grade fiction. She is also seeking a select number of children’s illustrators.
Ayanna Coleman (Quill Shift Literary Agency) is seeking young adult and middle-grade fiction in all genres.
December 20, 2016 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Writers
Maximilian Ximenez (L. Perkins Agency)is actively pursuing clients for both fiction and nonfiction works. In fiction, he is acquiring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers, particularly cyberpunk and neo-noir as well as books with a uniquely deconstructive bent. For nonfiction, Maximilian is seeking popular science, true crime, and books pertaining to arts and trends in developing fields and cultures.
Hannah Fergesen (KT Literary) is looking for young adult and middle-grade, as well as some select adult fiction.December 13, 2016 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Clients NOW
Serene Hakim (Ayesha Pande Literary) is looking for is actively seeking young adult (all genres but in particular: science fiction and fantasy with a unique hook, realistic YA with diverse characters), upmarket women's fiction, and anything that gives voice to those whose voices are underrepresented and/or marginalized.November 17, 2016 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Clients NOW
Elizabeth Copps (Maria Carvainis Agency) represents a wide range of genres from MG and YA, to adult contemporary + literary fiction, mystery, psychological thriller, women’s fiction, historical fiction, horror, and select nonfiction projects.
Melissa Nasson (Rubin Pfeffer Content) is interested in middle-grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. She is also accepting picture book queries. She is open to all genres, but has a special love for fantasy and science
Janna Bonikowski (The Knight Agency) is seeking women's fiction, romance, historical fiction, literary/commercial fiction, young adult, and suspense. fiction.
Rachel Crawford (Mackenzie Wolf Literary Services) is interested in literary and commercial fiction and YA. In nonfiction she’s interested in tech, futurism, psychology, environment, and science.
Kira Watson (Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC) is particularly interested in Children’s Literature (YA & MG).
Catherine Cho (Curtis Brown) is seeking debut novelists, particularly in literary and reading group fiction.
Rick Pascocello (Glass Literary Management), a long-time marketing executive at Random House, is looking for nonfiction, including memoir, biography, history, narrative, business, sports, and popular culture, along with mainstream and literary fiction.
Grace Ross (Regal Hoffmann & Associates) is interested in literary fiction; historical fiction; international narratives; and dynamic plots that bridge genres. In nonfiction, she is looking for socially and politically conscious narratives, especially those that engage with cultural conversations about gender, race, and class in an accessible way; but she's also drawn to popular science, biography, cultural theory, and memoir.
Vanessa Robins (Corvisiero Literary) is seeking NA, YA—gritty plots with diverse characters; Fiction—thought out thrillers, romance with strong female leads, heavily based science sci-fi, and sports-centric plots; Nonfiction—memoirs including coming of age, cultural/ethnic/sexuality, survivor, and humor themed. Bonus points for Medical Narratives (characters with medical illnesses and chronic diseases, or MS told through a medical professional’s view point).Amelia Appel (TriadaUS) is most interested in literary fiction, mystery, thriller, historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and horror.
October 11, 2016 - 7 Literary Agents Seeking Horror NOW
Ginger Clark (Curtis Brown)October 6, 2016 - 2 New Agents Actively Seeking Writers
Connor Goldsmith (Fuse Literary)
Amelia Appel (TriadaUS)
Elizabeth Copps (Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.)
Becky LeJeune (Bond Literary Agency)
Michelle Johnson (Inklings Literary Agency)Temporarily closed to queries
Maximilian Ximenez (L. Perkins Agency)
Anna Worrall of The Gernert Company is looking to represent smart women’s literary and commercial fiction, psychological thrillers, and narrative nonfiction.
Tracy Marchini of BookEnds is seeking picture book, middle grade and young adult manuscripts across most genres, including contemporary, mysteries, thrillers, magical realism, historical fiction, and non-fiction.
October 4, 2016 - 12 Literary Agents Seeking Picture Books NOW
Jill Corcoran (No longer an agent)
Emily Van Beek (Folio Jr. / Folio Literary Management)
Jennifer Flannery (Flannery Literary)
John Rudolph (Dystel & Goderich)
Victoria Selvaggio (Jennifer De Chiara Literary)
Mary Cummings (Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises)
Wendi Gu (Greenburger Associates)
Laura Biagi (No longer an agent)
Natalie Lakosil (Bradford Literary)
Christa Heschke (McIntosh & Otis)
Erica Rand Silverman (Stimola Literary Studio)
Adriana Dominguez (Full Circle Literary)
September 20, 2016 - 17 Literary Agents Seeking Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy NOW
Tamar Rydzinski (Laura Dail Literary)
Kaylee Davis (Dee Mura Literary)
Renee Nyen (KT Literary)
Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon Literary)
Rebecca Strauss (DeFiore and Company)
Victoria Selvaggio (Jennifer De Chiara Literary)
DongWon Song (Howard Morhaim Literary
Carrie Pestritto (Laura Dail Agency)
Emily Van Beek (Folio Literary)
Christa Heschke (McIntosh & Otis)
Hannah Fergeson (KT Literary)
Ginger Clark (Curtis Brown)
Peter Knapp (Park Literary)
Becky LeJeune (Bond Literary Agency)
Michelle Johnson (Inklings Literary) Temporarily closed to queries
Jennifer Azantian (Azantian Literary) (Closed to submissions)
Lindsay Mealing (Emerald City Literary) NO LONGER AN AGENT
September 15, 2016 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Writers
Annie Hwang (Folio Literary Management) is interested in all categories of literary and upmarket fiction.
Jess Dallow (Brower Literary) is looking for YA and adult, with a keen interest in contemporary, thriller, romance, and women’s fiction.
September 13, 2016 - 15 Agents Seeking Adult Fantasy Novels NOW
Danielle Burby (HSG Agency)
Mark Gottlieb (Trident Media Group)
Closed to queries
Temporarily closed to queries
(Closed to submissions)
NO LONGER AN AGENT
Lydia Moëd (The Rights Factory)
Cate Hart (Corvisiero Agency) currently closed to queries
Shira Hoffman (McIntosh & Otis, Inc.)
Jen Hunt (Booker Albert Literary Agency)
Sara Megibow (KT Literary)
Lane Heymont (Tobias Agency)
August 30, 2016 - 2 New Agents Seeking Submissions NOW
Sarah Phair (Trident Media) is looking for women’s fiction.
Katie Zanecchia (Ross Yoon Literary Agency) is seeking adult narrative non-fiction that catalyzes social change. NO LONGER AN AGENT
August 18, 2016 - 8 Literary Agents Seeking Graphic Novels NOW
Tamar Rydzinski (Laura Dail Literary)
Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary)
Gordon Warnock (Fuse Literary)
Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary)
Bernadette Baker-Baughman (Victoria Sanders & Associates)
Dara Hyde (Hill Nadell Literary)
Linda Camacho (Gallt & Zacker Literary)
Sam Hiyate (The Rights Factory)
August 11, 2016 - 14 Literary Agents Seeking Memoirs
Emma Patterson (Brandt & Hochman)
Rob Kirkpatrick (The Stuart Agency)
Gordon Warnock (Fuse Literary)
Alexis Hurley (Inkwell Management)
Chris Park (Foundry Literary + Media)
Jessica Papin (Dystel & Goderich)
Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary)
Vanessa Robins (Corvisiero Literary)
Jennifer De Chiara (Jennifer De Chiara Agency)
Carrie Pestritto (Laura Dail Agency)
Roz Foster (Sandra Dijkstra & Associates Literary Agency)
Erin Niumata (Folio Literary)
Sam Hiyate (The Rights Factory)
Emily Forland (Brandt & Hochman)
August 9, 2016 - 6 Established Literary Agents Looking for Clients
Allison Hunter of Janklow & Nesbit Associates
Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency
Linda Epstein of Emerald City Literary Agency
Chris Bucci of The McDermid Agency
Lisa Gallagher of DeFiore & Company Literary Management Inc.
Annette Crossland of A for Authors, Ltd. (U.K.)
August 4, 2016 - 9 Literary Agents Seeking Thrillers
Victoria Lowes Cappello (NO LONGER AN AGENT)
Bernadette Baker Baughman
Michelle Brower (NO LONGER AN AGENT)
Veronica Park (CLOSED TO QUERIES)
August 2, 2016 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Clients - Fiction, Nonfiction, YA. MG, Thrillers and more
Kristy Hunter (The Knight Agency) is looking for fiction in a wide variety of genres.
Suzy Evans (Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency) is seeking nonfiction, self-help, culinary books, thrillers, children's books, graphic novels.
July 19, 2016 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Submissions NOW - Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Thrillers, Nonfiction and more
Marya Spence (Janklow & Nesbit) is looking for literary novels and collections, upmarket commercial fiction, cultural criticism and voice-driven essays, narrative journalism with a humorous or critical edge, and pop culture.
Sarah Manning (Bent Agency) is looking for crime, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, accessible literary fiction, fantasy and YA.
July 12, 2016 - 12 Agents Looking for Science Fiction - NOW
Carlie Webber (Fuse Literary)
Jennie Goloboy (Donald Maass Literary Agency)
Moe Ferrara (BookEnds)
Marisa Corvisiero (Corvisiero Literary)
DongWon Song (Howard Morhaim Literary) (CURRENTLY CLOSED TO QUERIES)
Amelia Appel (TriadaUS)
Caitlin McDonald (Donald Maass Literary)
Penny Moore (Empire Literary)
Amanda Rutter (Red Sofa Literary)
Matt Bialer (Sanford Greenburger)
Andy Kifer (Gernert) (NO LONGER AN AGENT)
Lisa Rodgers (JABberwocky Lit)
July 7, 2016 - 10 Agents Looking for Historical Romance
Scott Eagan (Greyhaus Literary)
Jessica Watterson (Sandra Dijkstra Literary)
Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency)
Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary)
Emmanuelle Morgen (Stonesong)
Sarah Younger (Nancy Yost Literary Agency)
Elise Erickson (Harold Ober) NO LONGER AN AGENT
Jen Hunt (Booker Albert)
Saritza Hernández (Corvisiero Literary Agency)
Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency)
July 5, 2016 - 2 New Literary Agents Actively Looking for Clients
Margaret Sutherland Brown (Emma Sweeney Agency) is particularly interested in commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks.
Latoya Smith (L. Perkins Agency) is seeking romance, erotica, erotic fiction, women’s fiction, women’s thriller, LGBTQ romance and erotic fiction, along with advice/how-to/memoirs. Margaret Sutherland Brown (Emma Sweeney Agency) is particularly interested in commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks.
Suzy Evans (Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency) is looking for adult and children's nonfiction, MG commercial fiction, and YA fiction.
Barbara Berson (The Helen Heller Agency, Canada) is interested in literary fiction, non-fiction and YA.June 3, 2016 - 3 New Agents Actively Looking for Writers - Fantasy, Sci-fi, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Kidlit
Lindsay Mealing (Emerald City Literary) is seeking science fiction, fantasy, and young adult. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Gill McLay (Bath Literary Agency, UK) is interested in children's books.
Christina Clifford (Union Literary) is looking for literary fiction and narrative nonfiction in the genres of historical biography, memoir, business, and science
May 5, 2016 - 4 New Agents Seeking Clients NOW - Fantasy, Scifi, YA, Romance, Literary Fiction and more
Kelly Peterson (Corvisiero) is looking for MG, YA, NA, and adult fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, historical fiction, and romance.
Amanda Jain (Inklings) is seeking historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance, mysteries, and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, and material culture. She is also interested in select young adult and middle grade projects with unique hooks and a strong voice.
Temporarily closed to queries
Albert Lee (Zachary Shuster Harmsworth) is interested in nonfiction.
Alexandra Weiss (The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency) is looking for fiction in all categories.
April 14, 2016 - 2 New Agents Looking for Clients
Elise Erickson (Harold Ober Associates) is seeking romance and all of its subgenres, women’s fiction, paranormal, mystery including clever cozy mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction, and some YA. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Lori Galvin (Zachary Shuster Harmsworth) is seeking cookbooks.
April 5, 2016 - 3 New Agents Seeking Clients
Ryann Wahl (Holloway Literary) is interested in representing literary fiction, upmarket fiction, and young adult novels. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Michael Hoogland (Dystel & Goderich) is looking for sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, upmarket women’s fiction, and some children’s books (picture books, MG, and YA), as well as a wide variety of narrative nonfiction, including science, history, and politics.
Erik Hane (Red Sofa Literary) is seeking literary fiction, and for nonfiction, he seeks popular science, sports writing, popular culture/modern life, essays, and history.
March 10, 2016 - 2 Agents Seeking Clients - Science Fiction, Fantasy, MG, YA, Nonfiction & more
Paul Stevens (Donald Maass Literary Agency) is looking for science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and humor (both fiction and nonfiction).
Tanusri Prasanna (Foundry) is looking for kidlit, ranging from picture books and middle-grade to YA (including YA/Adult crossovers.
March 3, 2016 - 11 Agents Seeking Women's Fiction
Carly Watters (P.S. Literary) CURRENTLY CLOSED TO QUERIES
Stephany Evans (Ayesha Pande)
Sarah Joy Freese (Wordserve Literary)
Stacy Testa (Writers House)
Sharon Pelletier (Dystel & Goderich)
Carrie Pestritto (Laura Dail Agency)
Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary)
Linda Camacho (Gallt & Zacker Literary)
Allison Devereux (Cheney Agency)
Laura Biagi (No longer an agent)
Carlie Webber (Fuse Literary)
Reiko Davis of DeFiore and CompanyMolly O'Neill of Root LiteraryStacia Decker of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency CLOSED TO QUERIESJennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt LiteraryMiriam Altshuler of DeFiore and CompanyMaggie Riggs of Riggs AgencyEric Myers of Myers Literary Management
Stephanie Fretwell-Hill (Red Fox Literary) is looking for authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, middle grade, and young adult in any genre. CLOSED TO QUERIES
Kemi Faderin (Dystel & Goderich) is looking for smart, plot-driven YA, historical fiction/ nonfiction, contemporary women’s fiction, and literary fiction.
Rob Kirkpatrick (The Stuart Agency) is looking for memoir, biography, sports, music, pop culture, current events, and history.
Rachel Beck (Holloway Literary) is interested in women's fiction, thrillers, romance, YA, and literary fiction.
Maria Vicente (P.S. Literary)Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary)Rebecca Podos (Rees Literary)Jill Marr (Sandra Dijkstra Literary)Alec Shane (Writers House)Lane Heymont (Tobias Agency) CLOSED TO QUERIESEvan Gregory (Ethan Ellenberg Literary)Heather Flaherty (The Bent Agency)
Stacey Graham (Red Sofa Literary) is looking for humor books, humorous memoir, dark middle grade, New Age with a strong platform, quirky nonfiction (YA/MG and adult), history, and horror.
Shaun Dolan (Union Literary) is seeking literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, pop culture, and sports narratives. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Alexa Stark of Trident Media Group is seeking literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, young adult, memoir, narrative nonfiction, popular science, cultural criticism and women’s issues.
Leigh Eisenman of Hannigan Salky Geltzer is seeking literary and commercial fiction for adults.
Mitch Hoffman of Aaron Priest Literary Agency is seeking authors writing across the spectrum of fiction and nonfiction, including thrillers, suspense, crime fiction, and literary fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction, politics, popular science, history, memoir, current events, and pop culture.
Carlie WebberKaylee DavisLaura Biagi (No longer an agent)Sam MorganEvan GregorySara MegibowJennie GoloboyBeth CampbellLynnette NovakLisa Rodgers
December 15, 2015 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Clients - YA, MG, fantasy, mystery, nonfiction, romance
Tara Carberry (Trident Media Group) is looking for women’s commercial fiction, romance, new adult, young adult, and select nonfiction. NO LONGER LISTED ON TRIDENT'S SITE
Jaida Temperly (New Leaf Literary & Media) is seeking middle grade and young adult titles as well as adult mystery and high fantasy.
December 10, 2015 - 6 Literary Agents Seeking Thrillers
December 1, 2015 - 2 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Clients
Sergei Tsimberov (Ayesha Pande Literary) is seeking literary fiction and nonfiction with historical, political and international themes. NO LONGER LISTED
Elise Capron (Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency) is looking for adult literary fiction, multicultural fiction, debut novels, story collections, and, on the non-fiction side, trade-friendly cultural and/or environmental history.
November 19, 2015 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Writers
Nan Thornton (Zachary Shuster Harmsworth) is looking for literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, biography, memoir, and nonfiction in the areas of health, science, business, parenting, and education.
Arielle Datz (Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner) is seeking Fiction (adult, YA, or middle-grade), both realistic or fantasy/sci-fi. In nonfiction, she is looking for essays, unconventional memoir, pop culture, and sociology.
November 10, 2015 - 7 Agents Looking for Fantasy Writers
November 3, 2015 - 2 New Literary Agents Actively Seeking Clients
Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary) is seeking character-driven fiction or nonfiction works, literary thrillers, memoirs, YA literature and graphic novels.
Tricia Skinner (Fuse Literary) is looking for romance.
October 13, 2015 - 3 New Agents Looking for Writers
Megan Close Zavala (Keller Media) is looking for self-help, dating/relationships, pop culture, pop psychology, management, career, entrepreneurship, health, and science.
Sandy Harding (Spencerhill Associates) is seeking thrillers, women’s fiction, romance, and literary fiction for the adult market.
Caitlin McDonald (Donald Maass Literary Agency) is looking for science fiction and fantasy for all age levels.
October 6, 2015 - 8 Agents Seeking Women's Fiction Writers
MacKenzie Fraser-Bub CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS
Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary
Mallory C. Brown of TriadaUS CLOSED TO QUERIES
Danielle Burby of HSG Agency
Marie Lamba of Jennifer De Chiara Literary
Carly Watters of P.S. Literary
Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun
October 1, 2015 - 2 Agents Looking for Children's Book Writers
Jodell Sadler (Sadler Children's Literary) is looking for Author-Illustrators, Picture Books, Chapter Books, MG, and YA (especially funny), fiction and creative nonfiction, and freeverse.
Michelle Witte (Mansion Street Management) is looking for Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children’s Non-fiction, Picture books, Early readers.
September 3. 2015 - 3 Literary Agents Actively Seeking New Clients
John Cusick (Folio) is looking for MG and YA. He is seeking author/illustrators and artists as well.
Matthew DiGangi (Bresnick Weil Literary Agency) is seeking American history, sports, politics, weird science, food, pop/alternative culture, and video games.
Sue Miller (Donaghy Literary Group) is looking for Young Adult (all genres), Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction, and character-driven Romance (all subgenres).
July 30, 2015 - 2 New Agents Seeking Writers: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Nonfiction, Thrillers
DongWon Song (Howard Morhaim Literary) is seeking science fiction and fantasy – especially epic fantasy or high fantasy. He is also interested in books about food, science, and pop culture.
Laura Mamelok (Susanna Lea Associates) is looking for literary fiction, high-end commercial fiction, women’s fiction, literary crime/thrillers, and young adult fiction with crossover appeal. In nonfiction, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, current affairs/journalism, memoir, and humor.
July 16, 2015 - 3 New Agents Actively Seeking Clients: Fantasy, Romance, NA, YA, Nonfiction
Amanda Annis (Trident Media) is seeking general-interest and upmarket nonfiction, spirituality and wellness, and literary fiction.
Mallory C. Brown (TriadaUS) is interested in young adult, new adult, fantasy, romance, women’s fiction, and nonfiction. CLOSED TO QUERIES
Pete Knapp of New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. is looking for middle grade and young adult fiction across all genres, and he's also seeking smart, high-concept adult fiction.
Danielle Burby (HSG Agency) is looking for young adult, mystery, women’s fiction, and fantasy.
Eric Smith (P.S. Literary) is looking for YA and adult sci-fi and fantasy, thrillers and mysteries; and in nonfiction, cookbooks, pop culture, humor, essay collections, and blog to book ideas.
June 18, 2015 - 2 New Agents Actively Seeking Writers - Literary Fiction, Thrillers, Romance, Memoir, Nonfiction and more
Mary South (Lowenstein Associates) is seeking literary fiction, and in nonfiction: neuroscience, bioengineering, women's rights, design, and digital humanities, as well as investigative journalism, essays, and memoir.
Saba Sulaiman (Talcott Notch Literary) is seeking literary and commercial fiction, romance (all subgenres except paranormal), psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and memoir. In young adult, she seeks contemporary realistic stories. She also is looking for middle grade fiction. In nonfiction, she accepts humor books.
June 5, 2015 - 3 New Agents Seeking Clients - Fantasy, Sci-fi, Nonfiction, Thrillers, YA and more
Moe Ferrara (BookEnds) is seeking science fiction, fantasy, and romance.
Amanda Rutter (Red Sofa Literary) is seeking fantasy, science fiction, and YA contemporary.
Jennifer Johnson-Blalock (Liza Dawson) is looking for nonfiction: current events, social sciences, women’s issues, law, business, history, the arts and pop culture, lifestyle, sports, and food, including cookbooks and health/wellness; and in fiction, thrillers, especially ones that are psychological or have a literary bent, upmarket women’s fiction and contemporary YA. NO LONGER AN AGENT
May 22, 2015 - 2 New Agents Seeking Clients - Sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, romance, and more
Eve Porinchak (Jill Corcoran Literary) is looking for edgy, psychological thrillers, gang-lit, and realistic contemporary. CLOSED TO QUERIES
Penny Moore (FinePrint Literary Management) is seeking picture books, middle grade, and young adult (especially fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, and contemporary stories exploring romance and the complications of growing up). In adult fiction: speculative fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, psychological thrillers, and select romance. She’s also open to nonfiction projects in the realm of pop culture, humor, travel, food, and pets.
May 8, 2015 - 2 New Agents Actively Seeking Clients
Linda Camacho (Gallt & Zacker Literary) is seeking adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction across all genres (romance, horror, fantasy, realistic, light sci-fi, and graphic novels), select literary fiction (preferably with commercial bent).
Noah Ballard (Curtis Brown, Ltd.) specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers and narrative nonfiction, as well as select YA and middle grade that breaks the mold.
April 29, 2015 - 2 New Agents Seeking Clients - Nonfiction
Trena White (Transatlantic Agency, Canada) is looking for nonfiction in these areas: current affairs, business, culture, politics, technology, religion, and the environment.
Leila Campoli (Stonesong Literary) is seeking nonfiction projects in business, finance, investing, science, pop culture, and current events.
Jesse Finkelstein of Transatlantic Literary is looking for nonfiction.
Kurestin Armada of P.S. Literary is looking for Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alternative History, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ (any genre), select Young Adult and Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, Mystery (including mystery with elements of SF/F), and Romance. In nonfiction, she is looking for Design, Cooking, Pop Psychology, Humour, Narrative, Photography, and Pop Science.
Kerry D’Agostino of Curtis Brown, Ltd., is interested in a wide range of literary and commercial fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction and memoir.
Lydia Blyfield of Carol Mann Literary, is seeking adult, young adult and middle grade fiction, as well as nonfiction projects in the areas of self-improvement, lifestyle, relationships and business. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Cara Mannion of Harold Ober Associates is looking for YA and adult commercial fiction, including romance (and all its subgenres), historical fiction, women’s fiction, paranormal, science fiction, horror, mysteries and thrillers, as well as nonfiction biography. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates is looking for literary fiction, historical/book club fiction featuring stories that haven’t been told, upmarket women’s fiction, and smart psychological thrillers/suspense, as well as nonfiction pop culture, narrative memoirs, and blog-to-book projects.
Amanda Leuck of Spencerhill Associates is looking for literary and commercial YA, new adult fiction, urban fantasy, and romance in all genres, including edgy romantic suspense, contemporary and paranormal.
Victoria Selvaggio of Jennifer De Chiara Literary is looking for all genres (lyrical picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, new adult, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, fantasy, narrative nonfiction, adult fiction), thrillers and all elements of weird, creepy stuff.
Heather Flaherty (Bent Agency) is looking for children’s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as select new adult fiction, and pop-culture or humorous nonfiction.
Sarah Nagel (Writers House) is looking for psychological thrillers, horror, mystery, suspense, literary fiction, realistic Young Adult and Middle Grade with a hint of magical realism, and for nonfiction - medical ethics, true crime, humor books and memoir. NO LONGER AN AGENT
February 2, 2015 - 2 New Agents Looking for Writers
Lane Heymont of the Tobias Agency is especially interested in sci-fi and fantasy.
Caitie Flum of Liza Dawson Associates is looking for historical fiction, mysteries/thrillers of all kinds, magical realism, and memoirs. Caitie is also looking for Young Adult and New Adult projects, particularly romance, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers, and contemporary books with diverse characters.
January 15, 2015 - 2 New Agents Seeking Writers
Kirsten Carleton of Waxman Leavell is looking for upmarket young adult, speculative, and literary fiction, YA noir/thriller/mystery.
Amanda Panitch of Lippincott Massie McQuilkin is looking for young adult and middle grade only: high fantasy set in a non-Western inspired setting, dark psychological thrillers, quirky mysteries, literary contemporary, historical fiction set in a place or time not often explored in fiction, or anything featuring food as a main element. NO LONGER AN AGENT
January 2, 2015 - 2 New Agents Actively Building Their Client Lists
Leon Husock has a particular interest in science fiction and fantasy, young adult and middle-grade novels.
Cynthia Kane is interested in representing young adult, children’s, nonfiction, memoir, and commercial fiction.
December 19, 2014 - 2 New Agents Seeking Writers
Heather Alexander of Pippin Properties is looking for picture books, middle grade, YA, and literary graphic novels. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Dan Balow of Steve Laube Literary Agency is looking for nonfiction for the Christian market, but represents a select number of novelists working in Christian historical, contemporary, Biblical, and futuristic genres.
December 5, 2014 - 2 New Agents Actively Seeking Writers
Abby Saul of Browne & Miller Literary Associates is looking for great and engrossing writing, no matter what the genre.
Melissa Edwards of The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency is interested in reading international thrillers with likeable and arresting protagonists, lighthearted women’s fiction and YA, female-driven (possibly small-town) suspense, and completely immersive fantasy.
November 21, 2014 - 2 New Agents Seeking Clients
Rebecca Scherer of Jane Rotrosen Agency is seeking women’s fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, romance, upmarket fiction at the cross between commercial and literary.
Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary is seeking commercial and literary fiction, with an emphasis in women’s fiction, contemporary romance, mysteries/thrillers, new adult and young adult, as well as certain areas of non-fiction, including business, diet and fitness. Kimberly is interested in representing English-language writers from all countries.
November 7, 2014 - 2 New Agents Seeking Writers
Monika Woods of Curtis Brown is seeking literary and commercial fiction, memoir, and compelling non-fiction in food, popular culture, science, and current affairs, historical fiction about feminists, darkly suspenseful stories (both true and made-up) with unreliable narrators, anything about Poland and its history, nonfiction that is creatively critical.
Linda Scalissi of 3 Seas Literary is seeking women’s fiction, thrillers, young adult, mysteries and romance.
Alec Shane of Writers House is seeking humor, biography, history (particularly military history), true crime, “guy” reads, and all things sports. “What I’m looking for in fiction: mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, historical fiction, literary fiction, and books geared toward young male readers (both YA and MG).
Cassie Hanjian of DeFiore & Company is seeking New Adult novels, plot-driven commercial and upmarket women’s fiction, historical fiction, psychological suspense, cozy mysteries and contemporary romance. In nonfiction, she’s looking for projects in the categories of parenting, mind/body/spirit, inspirational memoir, narrative nonfiction focusing on food-related topics and a limited number of accessible cookbooks. Cassie does not accept submissions in the following categories: science-fiction, fantasy, paranormal, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children’s, literary fiction, poetry, and screenplays.
Tina Schwartz of The Purcell Agency is seeking Chapter books (all kinds except fantasy); Middle Grade (contemporary/realistic, sports, mystery, humor, multicultural, issue driven [no fantasy]); Young Adult (edgy, issues, contemporary/realistic, light romance, sports, mystery [no fantasy]). Tina is also seeking nonfiction Chapter books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult – all topics. She is not seeking: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Paranormal or Picture Books submissions at this time.
October 15, 2014 - 2 New Agents Seeking Writers
Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency is seeking Christian and Inspirational Fiction and Nonfiction, Women’s fiction (contemporary and historical), New Adult, Southern Fiction, Literary Fiction and Young Adult.
Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency is looking for adult and YA fiction. On the adult side, she is interested in literary fiction and commercial fiction in the New Adult, women’s fiction, and romance genres. For YA, she is looking for contemporary/realistic fiction as well YA mystery/thriller, horror, magical realism, science fiction and fantasy. She is also interested in finding exciting multicultural and LGBTQ fiction, both YA and adult.
September 26, 2014 - 2 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Writers
Brent Taylor of TriadaUS Literary Agency is looking for middle grade, young adult, new adult, and select mystery/crime and women’s fiction.
Lana Popovic of Chalberg & Sussman is looking for Young Adult and Middle Grade projects, from contemporary realism to speculative fiction, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and historical. For the adult market, Lana is interested in literary thrillers, horror, fantasy, sophisticated erotica and romance, and select nonfiction. An avid traveler, she has a particular fondness for stories set in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, although she also loves reading deep and original stories about American subcultures.
September 12, 2014 - 2 New Agents with Established Agencies Looking for Clients
Valerie Noble of Donaghy Literary Group is looking for YA/NA science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction and historical fantasy. Currently closed to queries.
Genevieve Nine of Andrea Hurst & Associates is looking for Fantasy (open to all subgenres except game-related), Science Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction Retellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth), Contemporary Realism (especially with elements of humor). She also represents the following adult and new adult categories: Mystery (detective/PI, amateur, cozy, historical, comic, caper), Thriller (supernatural, historical, disaster, ecological), Gothic/Hauntings/Quiet Horror, Historical Fiction, Retellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth), Romantic Comedy, Magical Realism, Food Memoir, Travelogue/Travel Memoir. Note: Genevieve Nine has retired.
September 4, 2014 - 2 Agents from Reputable Agencies Looking for Writers
Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group is looking for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Comics, Graphic novels, Historical, History, Horror, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Thrillers and New adult. In nonfiction, he is looking for Arts, Cinema, Photography, Biography, Memoir, Self-help, Sports, Travel, World cultures, True crime, Mind/Body/Spirit, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, Current affairs, Pop culture, Entertainment, Relationships, Family, Science, Technology.
Soumeya Bendimerad of Hannigan Salky Getzler is actively seeking to represent literary fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, and select young-adult and middle grade. She is drawn to intelligent literary fiction with a fresh voice, coming of age stories, novels with elements of travel or stories set in other countries, family sagas, experiments with form, and complex but sympathetic characters. In non-fiction, she is seeking topics in popular culture, music and art history, unconventional business, politics, narrative non-fiction, sociology, cooking, travel, and memoir.
August 25, 2014 - Agents Seeking Paranormal Romance Writers
This is a list of 26 agents looking for paranormal romance. Links and contact info provided as well as details about track records.
August 20, 2014 - Agents Looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
This list of over 130 agents representing sci-fi and fantasy is constantly growing. All of these agents are expanding their client lists.
August 15, 2014 - 2 Agents From Established Literary Agencies Looking for Clients
Stacy Testa of Writer's House is looking for literary fiction and upmarket commercial women’s fiction, particularly character-driven stories with an international setting, historical bent, or focus on a unique subculture. She also represents realistic young adult (no dystopian or paranormal, please!). For nonfiction, she is particularly interested in young “millennial” voices with a great sense of humor and a strong platform, startling and unique memoirs, and voice-driven narratives about little-known historical moments.
Catherine Luttinger of Darhansoff & Verrill NO LONGER AN AGENT
July 31, 2014 - 2 New Literary Agents Actively Seeking Clients
Rachel Brooks of BookEnds is excited about representing all genres of young adult and new adult fiction, as well as adult romance. While she is looking for all sub-genres of romance, she is especially interested in romantic suspense and urban fantasy.
Siobhan McBride CLOSED TO QUERIES
July 21, 2014 - 2 Agents Looking for New Writers
Pam Victorio (D4EO) is looking for adult genre fiction (no erotica) as well as MG, YA, and New Adult fiction.
Mackenzie Brady Wilson (SK Agency) is looking for memoirs, lost histories, epic sports narratives, true crime and gift/lifestyle books as well as select adult and YA fiction.
July 4, 2014 - 2 New Agents Seeking Clients
Whitley Abell (Inklings Literary Agency) is primarily interested in Young Adult, Middle Grade, and select Upmarket Women’s fiction. Temporarily closed to queries
Alexander Slater (Trident Media Group) is interested in children’s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, from new and established authors.
June 21, 2014 - 2 Literary Agents Seeking Clients Now
Mary Krienke of Sterling Lord Literistic is looking for literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and realistic YA.
Renee Nyen of KT Literary is looking for Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction.
June 13, 2014 - Established Agent Looking for New Clients
Andrea Hurst is no longer accepting clients. She is retired.
May 26, 2014 - 4 Literary Agents Actively Looking for Clients
Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Annette Crossland A for Authors, Ltd. (U.K.)
Kate Johnson at Mackenzie Wolf Literary Services (UK and US)
May 11, 2014 - Literary Agent Looking for Writers
Maria Ribas of Stonesong
April 28, 2014 - 3 Literary Agents Looking for New Clients
Michelle Richter of Foreword Literary Agency
Rebecca Podos at Rees Literary Agency
Laura Biagi (No longer an agent)
April 15, 2014 - 2 New Literary Agents Seeking Clients
Taylor Haggerty of Root Literary Agency
Jennifer Azantian of Jennifer Azantian Literary Agency (Closed to submissions)
March 27, 2014 - 2 Agents Looking for Clients
March 18, 2014 - 3 New Literary Agents Seeking Clients
Cate Hart (Corvisiero Literary Agency) is looking forYA. She will consider any genre, but is looking especially for Fantasy and Magical Realism. For Middle Grade, she is looking for Fantasy, Adventure and Mystery with a humorous or heart-warming voice and a unique concept. For Adult, she is only accepting Historical Romance. Cate will also consider select LGBTQ and Erotica. For Non-Fiction, Cate will consider select histories and biographies.
Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris Agency) is looking for Fantasy and Science Fiction in all its permutations.
Holly Lorincz (MacGregor Literary) is looking for general market submissions in these areas: historical romance, literary or classic westerns, political or conspiracy thrillers, women's fiction, or literary fiction. NO LONGER AN AGENT
February 13, 2014 - 4 Literary Agents Seeking New Clients
Christopher Rhodes of Stuart AgencyJanuary 16, 2014 - 3 Literary Agents Seeking New Clients
Allison Devereux of Cheney Agency
Allison Hunter of Janklow & Nesbit Associates
Laura Zats of Red Sofa Literary
Lara Perkins of Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literary
Rachael Dillon Fried (Sanford Greenburger Associates)
Shannon Hassan (Marsal Lyon Agency)
October 28, 2013 - Literary Agents Looking for New Clients
Beth Phelan (Gallt & Zacker Literary)
Monica Odom (Bradford Literart)
Connor Goldsmith (Lowenstein Associates) CURRENTLY CLOSED TO QUERIES
October 19, 2013 -Literary Agents Seeking New Clients
Anna Olswanger (Olswanger Literary)
Adam Muhlig (McIntosh & Otis)
September 27, 2013- Established Literary Agents Looking for New Clients
William Callahan (Inkwell)
Emma Parry (Janklow & Nesbit)
August 2, 2013 - Literary Agents Who Are Seeking Writers
Beth Campbell of BookEnds, LLC is looking for romance, cozy mystery, YA, fantasy, science fiction, and women's fiction submissions.
Sarah Nego of Corvisiero Literary is looking for middle grade and young adult fiction manuscripts, particularly speculative fiction. NO LONGER AN AGENT
July 10, 2013 - Agents Seeking Authors
Jessica Negron of Talcott Notch Literary is interested in all kinds of YA and Adult fiction, but lean toward science fiction and fantasy (and all the little sub-genres), romance (the steamier, the better), and thrillers. NO LONGER AN AGENT
Steven Hutson of WordWise Media represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children. Spiritual themes are a favorite. Please no erotica, poetry, chainsaw murders, picture books, or screenplays.
June 20, 2013 - Literary Agents Seeking New Writers
Roz Foster of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Sarah E. Younger of Nancy Yost Literary
Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary, Inc.